This community contains the collections of theses submitted electronically to the School of Graduate Studies by masters degree candidates at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2018.

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  • Health Status Implications for Comorbid Diabetes in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Insights from the PORTRAIT Registry 

    Patel, Krishna Kaushik (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coexisting diabetes mellitus (DM) have an increased rate of PAD progression and reduced walking performance as compared with non-diabetic PAD patients. It is unknown, ...
  • Biomass Burning and Its Relationship with Water Cycle Dynamics of the Chari-Logone Catchment of Lake Chad Basin 

    Black, Forrest (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    The present study investigates the effect of biomass burning on the water cycle dynamics of the Chari-Logone catchment, which is the primary water source of Lake Chad, in central sub-Saharn Africa, providing approximately ...
  • Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition of Boron Carbide for Interconnect Applications 

    Dorsett, Lauren Mikal (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    As the semiconductor industry endeavors to scale integrated circuit dimensions— decreasing layer thicknesses while increasing the aspect ratio of fillable features—the need for novel interconnect materials with highly ...
  • To turn on every light 

    Weishar, Lindsey (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection of poems focuses on the interior and exterior landscapes of a speaker in relationship with objects, with others, and with God. The poems seek to explore these relationships through a symbolic lens, so ...
  • Association of Nasal Septum Area and Deviation with Anteroposterior Maxillary Position and Facial Skeletal Asymmetries 

    Kaiser, Kevin (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    During growth of the craniofacial structure, the nasal septum is posited to exert a downward and forward effect on the midface. This phenomena is well documented in vitro and on animals but is still uncertain in humans. ...
  • The Cherry Orchard 

    McBride, Max Logan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Similar to the namesake of this manuscript, Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard, the poems that make up this collection explore loss—loss of home, loss of time, loss of loved ones, loss of self. Some of the poems ...
  • Hand Gesture Recognition via Electromyographic (EMG) Armband for CAD Software CONTROL 

    Nabulsi, Ala-Addin (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    In the past, computers - whether personal or at work - required a mouse and key board to interact with them, and they are still used to this day. Even for video games a physical tool (controller) is needed to interact ...
  • Variability in Pricing of Generic Antipsychotic Medications Used in the Treatment of Schizophrenia at Community Pharmacies in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area 

    Kriz, Carrie (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Studies examining variability in generic medication pricing at community pharmacies have revealed conflicting results. No studies have examined variability in costs of antipsychotic medications or if these costs vary ...
  • Guideline-Directed Statin Therapy in Patients with New or Worsening Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease 

    Khariton, Yevgeniy (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Objective: The ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines recommend patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) be treated with a moderate to high-intensity statin. The extent to which PAD patients with new or worsening ...
  • On Earth, As It Is 

    Thompson, Jermaine (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This manuscript of poems addresses the collisions of the body—what is often meant when we say intersectionality. These poems take on the politics of race, religion, gender, and history and employ the filters of persona, ...
  • Wishful Thinking 

    Kaleugher, Jon Fitzgerald (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    The novel interrogated what it means to live in a midwestern college town while not being in college. What it means to have stayed in one place long enough that everyone who left has decided to come back. What it means ...
  • Mother’s Little Helper: A Memoir in Vignettes 

    Cooksey, Rhonda Lynn (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Mental illness debilitates the afflicted and impacts friends and family members. The collage of scenes in this memoir reveal the ways family members developed survival strategies and coping mechanisms to manic depression. ...
  • Splitting Lips 

    Hudson, Morgan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection is comprised of short fiction and two essays, dealing with themes of disillusionment, power dynamics, and the messiness of identity. "Ladybug" is about a dependent woman who fakes a pregnancy. "Salt and ...
  • The Shape of the Room as Silence 

    Moessner, John Anthony (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis in creative writing is a manuscript of poems that examine grief and loss, and their reverberations through the objects and memories of people that are left behind. It is the result of workshops, collaboration ...
  • Father Me Again 

    Morse, Cameron (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    In this master thesis, the candidate presents a collection of original poems related to his glioblastoma diagnosis and wife’s pregnancy and childbirth, accompanied by a critical introduction, which explains his writing ...
  • Electromagnetic Characterization of Complex-Shaped Carbon Nanotubes Using Characteristic Mode Analysis 

    On, Spencer R. (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Advances in fabrication techniques have recently allowed the synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) with controlled complex shapes. For example, CNTs with one or more branches sprouting off the main CNT axis, forming ...
  • Design of a Microwave Imaging System for Target Identification 

    Willig, Blake (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    The ability to view objects that are otherwise visually inaccessible has been a long sought-after technological function and has a wide variety of potential applications. The research outlined in this thesis details ...
  • Management, and Health Status Outcomes Of Obese Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Insight From The Portrait Registry 

    Peri-Okonny, Poghni (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Obesity is present in 36.2%, 20.4 % and 29.0% of adults in the US, Netherlands and Australia respectively. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and related complications. The management and health status ...
  • Deep Assertion discovery using word embeddings 

    Nagabhushan, Megha (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the amount of biomedical data (e.g., publications, notes from EHRs, clinical trial results), with the majority being unstructured data. As the volume of data is ...
  • The Association of Socioeconomic Status with Mortality and Hospital Length of Stay in Patients with Parapneumonic Empyema 

    Hassan, Seemeen (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Background: Parapneumonic empyema is an uncommon but serious complication of pneumonia. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the prevalence of empyema may be on the rise. The aim of this study is to estimate the current ...

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